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If You Have No Open Sores But Are Exposed To Hiv Can You Get It

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
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Condom breakage during sex leaving me exposed for a couple minutes

Hello Dr Bob,I have read several of your posts and am highly impressed with your advice. Please hear my story and let me know what you think.We had a wild night out with the men last night. After numerous hours of drinking, we ended up at a Brothel....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from unprotected (or broken-condom) insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is 5 per 10,000 exposures. Your statistical odds are even better, because we do not know the HIV status of your Brothel Bertha. In other... Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...72 hours) after an exposure. I'll reprint some information below from the archives about PEP.Good luck.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIVAugust 24, 2007What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for... Read more »

No sleep from 2 days! (NON-OCCUPATIONAL POST EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I am a 26 yr old male from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I had unprotected viginal sex 2 days before with an unknown girl. I have been loyal to my girl friend till now. I don't know the HIV status of that girl, but she accepted that she had...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of this forum. You should find the information and testimonials enlightening and reassuring.Good luck.Dr. BobTreatment After Exposure to HIVAugust 24, 2007What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure... Read more »

Risk from Saliva Exposed to Mucous Membranes

Rick: Thanks for your willingness to answer questions. My Question: First, How viable a transmission route is saliva exposed to the mucous membranes of the rectum? For instance, the kind of exposure which might result from fingering, using saliva as...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...membrane like the penis, vagina,mouth, or rectum. It's important to remember that simply having an opencut/sore, or having an exposure to a mucous membrane, is not enough fortransmission to take place. One must have a fresh cut/open sore AND... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...safe if: Both of you are uninfected (HIV-negative); You both have sex only with your partner; and Neither one of you gets exposed to HIV through drug use or other activities. Oral sex has a lower risk of infection than anal or vaginal sex,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...substantially. It is currently only used on a regular basis for victims of sexual assault and for healthcare workers who have been exposed to HIV on the job. PEP must be started as quickly as possible, always within 72 hours of the exposure. ... Read more »
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PEP

Posted by je5872, 2 Replies
...has anyone ever taken PEP. I began taking PEP 4 hrs post exposure. I was top with hiv+ guy on no meds when condom broke. i immediately washed and urinated. Has anyone had this experince? do they Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
...ladies in their 60's who do housework then come out for a few beers (I was in front of my local tavern), they do not have cuts or sores on their hands, and they did wash their hands and arms thoroughly. I don't know what the chances of them... Read more »

HELP--Early ARS Symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...days later had a yeast infection, sore throat and cough. My husband got a bronchial infection 2 days after that. 5 days post exposure have an open sore in my mouth. When do ARS Symptoms start? Read more »

Possible Exposure & Testing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...prick. Will this test be as sensitve and as accurate as the Elisa blood test at this date? As most who feel they have been exposed to HIV, I am really stressing out and desperately looking for answers. Here's the complete version of my... Read more »